Incognito Mode Not Helping, What Wi-Fi Really Means, Sam Altman Is That Likes, and More Tech News

Incognito Mode Not Helping, What Wi-Fi Really Means, Sam Altman Is That Likes, and More Tech News

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Booking flights is an unfortunately stressful part of a relaxing vacation. The internet is full of tips and tricks on how to make it cheaper. One of the most pervasive “tricks” is to use incognito mode when searching for your flights to get a cheaper ticket. You wouldn’t be crazy for believing it, but this is a giant myth. – Maxwell Zeff Read More

The moment a container ship hit the Francis Scott Key bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, causing it to fall into the river.
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The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed in the early morning hours of Tuesday, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. The cause of the collapse was a container ship striking a column, which sent the bridge into the water of the Patapsco River below. The entire thing was captured on video during a livestream. – Matt Novak Read More

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Have you ever thought about where the term Wi-Fi comes from? Most people would logically assume it’s a shortened version of some highly technical description of the tech that allowed computers to access the internet wirelessly. But those people would be wrong. – Matt Novak Read More

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When news first broke that a Texas man had successfully been able to sneak onto a plane last week in Salt Lake City using nothing but a photo of someone else’s ticket, many wondered how he actually accomplished that. And new airport surveillance footage obtained by ABC News is giving us some clues. – Matt Novak Read More

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There was once a time when Sam Altman, CEO of titanic tech company OpenAI, was the apple of Silicon Valley’s eye. The days when the executive’s reputation was unimpeachable may be waning, however. A new report from Insider suggests that some in the tech and finance communities are less than thrilled with Altman’s messianic antics. – Lucas Ropek Read More

An image being shared on social media trying to connect Barack Obama with the bridge collapse in Baltimore on March 26 because the former president executive produced an apocalyptic thriller movie at Netflix where a ship crashed into a beach.

An image being shared on social media trying to connect Barack Obama with the bridge collapse in Baltimore on March 26 because the former president executive produced an apocalyptic thriller movie at Netflix where a ship crashed into a beach.

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When the Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed in the early morning hours of Tuesday, there was almost immediately chatter on social media about potential conspiracy theories. In reality, the bridge collapsed because a container ship lost power and crashed into a column, causing it to tumble into the river below. But many of the internet’s dumbest minds think they’ve found the “real” reason. – Matt Novak Read More

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Beware of a ton of random “reset password” requests suddenly popping up on your Apple devices.
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Apple users are being targeted by an elaborate and annoying phishing scam that aims to change their password and lock them out of their devices, according to a new report from Krebs on Security. In some cases, the scammers have even called individuals and pretended to be Apple Support. – Jody Serrano Read More

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A total solar eclipse will happen on Monday, April 8, putting on quite a show for roughly 44 million people who live within the totality—the places on the Earth that will be completely shielded by the Moon as it comes between us and the sun. But there are more than a few people on platforms like YouTube and TikTok who believe April 8 might literally be the end of the world. – Matt Novak Read More

A screenshot of the Shine app on Apple's App Store.

When former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer unveiled the promotional images for her new photo-sharing app, Shine, on Tuesday, I thought I was looking at one of the Facebook posts my elderly aunt has a habit of creating. But alas, the person posting was not my aunt, it was Mayer. – Jody Serrano Read More

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Meta has lots of data through Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook, but that’s not enough for them. Court filings unsealed last week allege Meta created an internal effort to spy on Snapchat in a secret initiative called “Project Ghostbusters.” Meta did so through Onavo, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service the company offered between 2016 and 2019 that, ultimately, wasn’t private at all. – Maxwell Zeff Read More

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